Magnesium and Stress

Stress can wreak havoc on a human body. It causes insomnia, headaches, digestive issues and muscle pain to begin with, but should not be underestimated for its ability to cause much more serious damage in the long-term. To relieve symptoms of stress and unwind your nervous system, there are many things you can do. Going for a calming walk in nature, meditating for a few minutes or taking a hot bath while watching your favourite movie are all valid ways to decompress. However, when stress has become a chronic issue in your life, you will have to find more structural solutions to dissolve the stress. I know from personal experience that when we are juggling too many balls at once, dropping a few of them in order to tend our essential needs is a crucial step in the healing process. We simply cannot do it all and are wise to learn this sooner rather than later to avoid lasting damage to the body. Yet even when the underlying causes of stress are dealt with and removed, symptoms can persist. One reason for this is a lack of one of the most vital nutrients for the human body in our 21st century diet, namely magnesium.

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19 before 2019

Can you believe we are already over halfway through 2019? I will spare you the clichés of how fast time flies, but I do feel like there is not that much time left in 2018. I still have so many things I want to accomplish and experience before I ring in another calendar year. We all know we don’t have to wait until January 1st (or even a Monday) to achieve our goals. So I have decided to finish 2018 strong with 19 things I want to do before 2019.

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Dear Morocco

Dear Morocco. Let me start by saying thank you. Thank you for your rich colours, your nourishing foods, your vibrant and serene landscapes, your friendly people, your ability to let me rest and your talent for pushing me out of my comfort zone. During the 10 days I spent in your vicinity, I have grown as a person and rekindled my love for exploring the world and myself in the process. I thank you for an incredibly enriching time and beautiful memories, but mostly I want to thank you for these lessons.

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